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Captetown Curry Capsicum Prawns

Sunday, 09 November 2008

Description

These butterflied, basted and grilled prawns are a sizzling sensation from South Africa.  Serve with rice and a Green Mango Salad, and make sure there are plenty of lime wedges.

Ingredients

At a glance
Cuisine
African
Ingredient
Seafood
Cooking Method
Grill
Simmer
Difficulty
Moderate
Heat Level
3
Chile
Piquin
Meal/Course
Main Course
Serves
4
  • 24 to 32 large prawns in shells
  • 1/3 cup safflower oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Malawi Curry Powder
  • 2 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • Salt and milled black pepper
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Lime wedges for squeezing

Methods/steps

Slit the prawns down thier backs, devein and place shells down on grilling tray.  Heat the oven griller

Mix together the oil, lemon jucie, mustard, curry powder, jalapeno, salt and pepper.  Brush the mixture over the prawns.  Grill for 4 to 5 minutes until cooked, then transfer the prawns to a warm serving platter.

Pour the remaining basting mixture into the grilling tray, add the cream and coook on the stovetop until the sauce thickens to the corrrect consistency.  Check the flavor and adjust if neccessary.  Pour the sauce over the prawns or offer it seperately in small serving bowls.

 

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